"Can a King Handle a Black Mamba?"

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The 2010 Season has been a roller coaster of new lows and highs for teams. The New Jersey Net's barely avoided the record of the worst NBA team ever and teams like the Maverick's who acquired a late load of Brenden Haywood and border line star Caron butler have hit new lows and highs. Now lets not kid ourselves we all want to see the Cavilier's and Laker's go head to head or in other words the "King" against the "Black Mamba". This year it looks like once again the Laker's aren't playing with a sense of urgency and as a Laker fan it frustrates me to see such a talented team play "half-ass" most of the season. Adding onto the situation the much improved Cavilier's and Lebron will most likely seize the number one record in the NBA and will have the home court advantage in the finals.

Seeing Lebron slowly taking over the game makes my mind go crazy as I see Kobe also slowly going down the steep but sad hill of retirement. In my mind it's all or nothing for Kobe and the Laker's this next couple of years and this year will be the most crucial for Kobe's career. If Kobe can overcome his only obstacle, Lebron, Kobe will have no worries handing over the game to the "King". Personally I don't think Lebron will ever be has "skilled" as Kobe but thats just me and all I would like to see is Lebron go down one more time before the real man steps down.

Everyone knows skill and talent wise the Laker's are the best team and anyone who disagrees, "Well lets just say we don't need to worry about them." The NBA Playoff's are approaching and it seems set in the West and East that the Laker's will be the #1 seed in the West and the Cavilier's the #1 seed in the East. All I have to say is that both teams will have their hands full and it will not be a easy journey to the NBA Final's this year. In the West the most likely #2 seed Maverick's will be locked and loaded with their newly added physicality and the likely #3 seeded Denver Nugget's will always be ready with their leader Melo in his prime and in the East the likely #2 Magic with Howard will be excited to "shock" the world again and don't sleep on the Atlanta Hawk's and the Boston Celtic's because "This is Where Amazing Happens".

I am very excited for this years playoff's and will be looking forward to the Laker's bringing their "A" game.

As always comments are appreciated and welcomed.

Peace

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